Karmen Showalter, Stylist

In 2009, I started classes at Rudy & Kelly Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School, in Virginia Beach. While there, I learned fundamental cutting, coloring and styling techniques. I furthered my education after graduating by attending several classes, including Wella and Framesi color, Rusk dimensional highlighting and cutting classes, and I became Brazilian Blowout certified in 2014. Whether you're looking for something brand new, a stylish updo, or a classic look, my passion for hair shows in everything I do.

Erin Covington, Stylist

My love for hair design started as a child and continued through my high school years. At the age of 16 I attended a 3-week Cosmetology Course in Indiapolis, IN. This is where my passion for designing beautiful hair grew stronger. After high school I started a 3 year Apprenticeship, which I finished through Salon Vivace. For the past 6 years I have been employed as a stylist in Williamsburg. I have been Certified in the Brazilian blowout treatment, attended many hair shows, completed hands on cutting classes and trained under many talented stylists. I can't say enough about how much I love my job. Transformation makeovers, everyday styles, and color corrections- I love it all. I am constantly learning new techniques, color trends and keeping up with current styles to provide my clients with the most up to date services. 

Mindy Taylor,  Owner and Stylist


I began my career as a apprentice in 2003, then received my cosmetology license in 2005.  Since then I have continued my education in texturizing, coloring, and cutting the latest styles and trends.  Throughout the last fourteen years I have completed several product knowledge courses with Caviar, Alterna, Framesi, Daviness, Brocato, J Beverly Hills, Pureology, and Big and Sexy.  I have also traveled to Orlando, Charlotte, Ocean City, Newport News, Hampton, and Richmond to continue my education in the cosmetology profession.  I completed a yearlong color education course thru Framesi and became a Master Colorist.  I continued my training by attending a hair-cutting academy at J Beverly Hills in Los Angeles in 2007.  In 2008, I was certified in Bio-Ionic and Matrix and became a texturizing specialist.  I then attended the Brocato Hair Academy in Soho, New York in 2010, where I learned the latest trends and texturizing techniques from Sam Brocato himself.  In 2012 and 2014, I traveled to Richmond for another J Beverly Hills cutting and texturizing course.  After a lot of hard work, in 2015 I opened my own hair salon where I will continue my education.

Meet the Stylists

Welcome to Studio M Hair Design!

Brianna Dozier, Stylist

I had the dream of being a hair stylist since I was a little girl. After practicing on sisters and barbies, I got my cosmetology license throughout high school years while apprenticing in a local salon. I received my license in 2010, and have been doing hair ever since. In the span of the eight years of being in the beauty industry, I have gone through countless furthering education classes that include advanced hair cutting techniques with Brocato in New York City and J Beverly Hills in California, color training with Framesis master color artists, as well as Up-styling and Men's hair cutting classes, and much more. I specialize in design cutting, Balayage hair color technique, and up styles for formal events. I am a make-up artist as well, in which I use for a lot of wedding packages on and off site. I am most passionate about transformations and the relationships formed in my chair. I love hearing people's stories and creating a look that is perfectly tailored for his or her unique lifestyle. They say when you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. I would tell you I am working my dream job!

Ashley Middleton, Stylist

I have always loved the hair and beauty industry. I first started working in a salon when I was 17 years old as an assistant where I grew to love it even more. I did an 18 month apprenticeship and decided I wanted to go and further my education at Rudy and Kelly Academy, a Paul Mitchell partner school. There I was exposed to everyday cutting and coloring techniques and platform work. I attended education classes at a hair trade show in Baltimore and several specialty classes since then. I am certified in Brazilian Blowout and I specialize in balayage hair painting. My goal is to always go above and beyond in making each of my client's visit to the salon an experience. I am always up to date with new trends and am always looking for a challenge. Giving people the confidence and look they want is what I take pride in and exactly why I love my job!

Charlyn Wapner, Stylist


I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2003. In 2006 I completed the Framesi Master Colorists program. I have furthered my education by attending the J. Beverly Hills Academy of Advanced Hair Design and the Brocato Academy in Soho, NY. Throughout my career I have attended numerous trade shows and classes with education in numerous product lines including Redken, Alterna, Graham Webb, Pureology, Sexy Hair, and Surface Hair. I am very passionate about what I do. My goal is to always provide professional and high quality service to each client that sits in my chair.

Studio M Hair Design is a modern, chic salon that takes hair cutting

to a whole new level. We are conveniently located in

Williamsburg, VA in the Cedar Valley Shopping Center. 

Emily VanNess

Salon Assistant

Studio M Hair Design

800 E Rochambeau Dr Suite D

​​Williamsburg, VA

Other important members of our family...

Samantha Altizer

Salon Manager